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August 17: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds


By Sarah Gill
17th Aug 2023
August 17: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Your speedy summary of today's must-read stories.

Tubridy

Ryan Tubridy is in talks to return to RTÉ on a salary of under €200,000 per year after a report into the understating of his pay found that neither he nor his agent had anything to do with the accounting adjustments. Earning €440,000 for his radio programme and The Late Late Show, he has volunteered to return the €150,000 in payments received from the state broadcaster as part of the controversial commercial deal with Renault, which was underwritten by RTÉ.

Irish Examiner

Limerick teen killed

A teenage girl has died after being struck by a car in Limerick city late last night. The collision occurred at approximately 11.40pm on Wednesday in the Bank Place area of Limerick city. The teenager was taken to University Hospital Limerick with serious injuries, where she has since died. No other injuries were reported in the collision. Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Breaking News

Short prison terms

The number of very short prison sentences being imposed by judges has more than doubled in recent years, with a total of 994 sentences of three months or less handed down by the criminal courts last year. This is an increase of 43 per cent on 2019 and 116 per cent on 2017.

Irish Times

TV licences

Calls for reform, accusations of “toxicity”, and questions around value for money were among the reasons given by members of the public who told TDs that they would no longer pay their TV licence in the wake of the RTÉ payments scandal. A spokesperson for the Department of Media confirmed that the minister’s office received almost 100 emails from the public about the TV licence since the story about Tubridy broke on 22 June and this week.

thejournal.ie

Hozier and AI

Hozier has said that he would consider striking over the threat of (AI to the music industry, and would be willing to join similar action to the US actors and writers’ strikes, who are fighting for better contracts. On BBC’s Newsnight, he said: “Joining in solidarity if there was… action on that? Absolutely … Whether (AI is) art or not, I think, is nearly a philosophical debate. It can’t create something based on a human experience. So I don’t know if it meets the definition of art.”

Independent.ie